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Drum TAO 2020Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7 Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.
The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping BeautyThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.
Easy Women Smoking Loose CigarettesSignature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29 Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.
Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn BrooksStrathmore
Fri. Jan 24 Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.
Gun & PowderSignature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23 Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.
Washington Performing Arts: Kian SoltaniThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All StarsStrathmore
Fri. Jan 31 Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.
Bowie Symphonic: BlackstarStrathmore
Sat. Feb 15 Tribute to the late David Bowie.
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival OrchestraStrathmore
Fri. Feb 21 Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.
Thu. Feb 13 Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.
Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie MutterThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1
Riffs and Relations: Terrance HayesThe Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's TaleFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9
Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26
NSO: Dvořák's Cello ConcertoThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 9
Not Just Another Day OffFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20
NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne JacksonThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15
Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBandSixth & I
Sat. Feb 8
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann FennellyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11